Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar is likely to meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi today, for the first time since the JNU row began and subsided.
The meeting is expected to be held at 11:30 am at Rahul’s residence in Lutyen’s Delhi.
While details about the agenda of the meeting are still not clear, the meeting between Rahul and Kanhaiya is significant as the Congress may want to join hands with him to take on the BJP.
This is the first time Rahul is meeting Kanhaiya following the uproar over alleged anti-national activities at the Varsity, following which the JNUSU president was sent to prison and later released on bail. Earlier, Rahul had come out in full support for Kanhaiya amid the unrest at JNU which was accused by several politicos as being a hub of ‘anti-national’ activities.
Rahul, who had also joined the protest march demanding justice for Kanhaiya, attacked the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of crushing voices of dissent of students across the country and pitched for a law to protect them from “discrimination” and “suppression”.
Kanhaiya has garnered support from several politicians, the latest being Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who came under fire for saying that the student leader had several similarities with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.